I'm not sure if this is standard behaviour for a router, even so I don't understand why it would be.
I have two default default routes, which are each attached to a separate interface on my RB951G
I have a distance differentiator so as to privilege one default route over the other; therefore while one is active the other isn't
The troubling thing is if I try to ping a remote host via the interface to which is attached the inactive default route my packets don't get through.
/ping 22.214.171.124 interface="ether2" count=5
I was hoping to use the result to determine whether a link was back in operation or not i.e. to check whether a remote router, on my path to the Internet, has been reactivated or not
Correct me if I'm wrong but the fact that a default route is inactive doesn't disable the actual interface
Any thoughts ?